Manchester United ‘set to complete deal for Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado’ but 16-year-old defender will have to spent 14 days in isolation due to UK coronavirus rules
- Manchester United are keen on signing Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado
- Jurado’s international clearance is expected to be completed in the next days
- The 16-year-old is set to join Alvaro Fernandez in the club’s Under-18 side
- Jurado is a right-back while Real Madrid’s Fernandez is a left-back
Manchester United are set to complete a deal for highly-rated Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado, according to reports.
The 16-year-old right-back is believed to have turned down a new contract at the La Liga giants in favour of a move to Old Trafford.
As well as posting an emotional goodbye message to the Catalans, Jurado recently commented on United star Bruno Fernandes’ Instagram post following the defeat to Sevilla, saying ‘we keep fighting’.
Manchester United are set to complete a deal for Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado
The defender posted an emotional goodbye message to the La Liga giants on social media
And according to Goal, Jurado’s international clearance is expected to be finalised in the coming days ahead of his move to Manchester.
Under the UK Government’s guidelines, Jurado will need to spend 14 days in self-isolation due to coronavirus health and safety fears before linking up with his team-mates.
The Red Devils are also keen on sealing a deal for Real Madrid teenager wonderkid Alvaro Fernandez, who like Jurado has turned down a new deal in Spain to discuss terms with United.
Jurado joins left-back Alvaro Fernandez at Old Trafford, who is set to move from Real Madrid
It is expected that the Spanish youngsters will play for the club’s Under-18 side next season, who returned to pre-season training in July.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already secured deals for Sunderland duo Logan Pye and Joe Hugill, as well as Sigma Oloumouc youngster Radek Vitek.
Manchester United’s academy has seen the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay rise through the youth ranks and into the first-team.
The trio are now important players as Solskjaer looks to take United back to the top of the Premier League table.